senate Bill S2950

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to sex offender residence limitation

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 11, 2016 referred to correction
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 10, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 09, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 05, 2016 1st report cal.712
Jan 06, 2016 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
returned to senate
died in assembly
Feb 26, 2015 referred to correction
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 25, 2015 ordered to third reading cal.102
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 30, 2015 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Votes

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May 5, 2016 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S2950
10
1
committee
10
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: May 5, 2016

nay (1)
excused (2)

Feb 25, 2015 - Rules committee Vote

S2950
20
0
committee
20
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
3
Excused
0
Abstained
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S2950 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A752
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Rel §168-w to be §168-x, add §168-w, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6778, A9025
2017-2018: S968, A860
2019-2020: S1953, A432

S2950 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to sex offender residence limitation; restricts level two and three sex offenders from residing within 1,500 feet of their victims.

S2950 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2950 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2950

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MURPHY, AVELLA, BONACIC, GOLDEN, LARKIN, RANZENHOF-
  ER, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed  to  be
  committed to the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  correction  law, in relation to restricting sex
  offenders from residing near the residence of their victim

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 168-w of the correction law, as relettered by chap-
ter  604  of  the  laws  of  2005, is relettered section 168-x and a new
section 168-w is added to read as follows:
  S 168-W. LEVEL TWO AND LEVEL THREE SEX OFFENDER RESIDENCE  LIMITATION;
PENALTY.  1.  IT  SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY LEVEL TWO OR LEVEL THREE SEX
OFFENDER TO KNOWINGLY RESIDE WITHIN FIFTEEN HUNDRED FEET  OF  THE  RESI-
DENCE OF A VICTIM OF HIS OR HER SEX OFFENSE OR SEXUALLY VIOLENT OFFENSE.
  2.  THE  RESIDENCE  PROHIBITION ESTABLISHED BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS
SECTION SHALL REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR AS LONG AS THE OFFENDER IS CLASSIFIED
AS A LEVEL TWO OR THREE SEX OFFENDER.
  3. IN ANY PROSECUTION PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, IT SHALL BE AN  AFFIR-
MATIVE  DEFENSE  THAT,  AFTER  THE  SEX  OFFENDER'S  CONVICTION OF A SEX
OFFENSE OR SEXUALLY VIOLENT OFFENSE, THE VICTIM OF SUCH  OFFENSE  ESTAB-
LISHED  A  RESIDENCE  WITHIN  FIFTEEN HUNDRED FEET OF THE SEX OFFENDER'S
RESIDENCE.
  4. NO PROVISION OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE DEEMED TO REQUIRE THE DISCLO-
SURE OR NOTIFICATION OF THE ADDRESS OF ANY VICTIM TO A SEX OFFENDER.
  5. A SEX OFFENDER WHO VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF  SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF
THIS SECTION SHALL BE GUILTY OF A CLASS E FELONY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02347-01-5

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